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IBM names five innovations to change lives in five years

January 5, 2017

NEW YORK – IBM TODAY unveiled TS annual " IBM 5 in 5 " (#ibm5in5) - a list of ground-breaking scientific innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years.
IBM believes that -
• With Artificial Intelligence, our words will open a window into our mental health;
• Hyperimaging and AI will give us superhero vision;
• Macroscopes will help us understand Earth's complexity in infinite detail;
• Medical labs "on a chip" will serve as health detectives for tracing disease at the nanoscale ; and that

Commodity prices up 32% over 2016, but uranium at 13-year low: HSBC

January 6, 2017

HONG KONG – Global- commodity prices rose further in December, closing out 2016 32% higher over the year, the biggest increase since 2011, according to HSBC.  The increase was broad-based, with 23 of the 32 commodities in the HSBC index rising over the year.  A retrenchment of supply and pull-back in investment, along with solid growth in demand, had lifted most resource prices, the bank said.